Desert Training Center, California
Aug 11, 1943
Tuesday 1:00 P.M.
I got your letter yesterday. It was delayed because you didn’t put my full address on it. I went to L.A. last Thurs. & just got back in time for reveille Monday morning. Our car broke down in Santa Anita on the way back. Had a swell time at Ocean Park & Long Beach. A Soldier’s Paradise!
I didn’t have time to answer yesterday we left in the afternoon to go out here. We’ll be out till Sat.
I’d like to get into a nice poker game & clean up. (Only kidding honey!)
We had a heavy rain yesterday & a flood in the lower parts. We had to wait 2 hrs. before we could get back across to camp. If I didn’t see it I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s hot as ever today again.
Believe it or not I have been good. I went to communion 2 weeks ago. There’s no other way to be out here.
Well honey its’ time to move again so I’ll close & drop this in the mail at the first chance. Write soon – if you can find time.
All My Love Johnny
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